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Jacobs Gallery Set to Reopen September 19th

Submitted on September 9, 2019

The Jacobs Gallery, one of the most astoundingly beautiful spaces on campus, is set to reopen on September 19th with a reception to follow that evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The gallery has undergone renovations over the summer to improve the space aesthetically and to make it more functional.

The gallery, which houses a permanent collection of artwork, is on the first floor of the Ensor Learning Resource Center. The collection largely consists of artwork gifted to the college by Dr. Donald and Dorothy Jacobs, with an emphasis on 20th Century American art.

Along with new flooring, slight tweaks have given the gallery a more open layout. This not only makes the gallery a more beautiful room, but it allows it to serve as a presentation space, something Director of Art Galleries and Curator of Collections, Samantha Simpson, is excited about. “We’re excited about the potential for this to be a bigger presentation space moving forward. It’s such a beautiful room, and making it more user-friendly will just draw more eyes to the amazing work housed here.”

With the gallery reopen now set, Simpson looks forward to students, employees, and visitors being able to appreciate the works on display. “What I am most excited about with the grand re-opening of the Jacobs Gallery is having the opportunity to share our collection in a more cohesive fashion, and to allow visitors to learn from and appreciate what the collection of Georgetown College really has to offer.”

The opening reception on September 19th is free and open to the public.





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